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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 21:56 
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The neighbours brought us over a bottle of prosecco to say congratulations on our house purchase and also invited us to their Burns night party on Saturday!

I notice they didn't do this two weeks ago.

They were busy

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Got your essential swingerbling back, bro.

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We're away anyway, so no swinging for us

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Do they have pampas grass in their front garden? That's a dead giveaway.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:09 
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If anyone is near Leeds tomorrow, there's a Retro Games Fair on
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The reason I put this in the Yay thread is that I was asked if I wanted to be one of the sponsors, so I agreed and I have a little ad inside the souvenir programme that just arrived. :)


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Speaking of which, this is going on in London right now: https://www.timeout.com/london/things-t ... ideo-games

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 17:09 
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We've rearrange the layout of all the desks in the Design Studio at work and now I'm completely NOT OVERLOOKED BY PEOPLE.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 17:33 
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This week we've done a go live on Monday for a migration from Gmail to Office 365, and on Friday a new LAN and phone system.

Both went very well, and I've had lots of people saying how this has made a huge difference for them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 22:43 
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I've booked the last week in July off so I intend to go to Great Langdale Campsite on Saturday through Thurs before Kendal Calling as Adventure Committee may convene if yu want to be led to misery up a hill by me.

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I've booked the last week in July off so I intend to go to Great Langdale Campsite on Saturday through Thurs before Kendal Calling as Adventure Committee may convene if yu want to be led to misery up a hill by me.


Sounds excellent. Would definitely be up for it.


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I'm attending a friend's stag weekend in Dublin in mid-April, and had already planned to hang around for a couple of days or so either side of the festivities to have more of a break. I discovered yesterday that Frank Turner is playing there at the same time, so managed to get a ticket to fill up the evening once my friends leave. Normally when I'm planning trips I'll hear of a band touring in the area, but usually a week or so after I've been. Yay!


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I've booked the last week in July off so I intend to go to Great Langdale Campsite on Saturday through Thurs before Kendal Calling as Adventure Committee may convene if yu want to be led to misery up a hill by me.


Sounds excellent. Would definitely be up for it.


Adventure Committee suggests arrival on Monday not Saturday now. Due to reasons.

KC line up to be announced tonight.

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Kendal Calling line up. I haven't heard of many.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 
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The missus was excited about a few of them. I'm pretty meh, but I'm not overly bothered about the actual acts, especially the headliners.


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I hope Curio makes an alexa playlist for me.

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Happy to make a playlist. Some good artists there, though I don’t much like the headliners (Run DMC might be fun).

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That Declan guy you keep seeing is there I think. And FLC.

The kids stuff seems ok and there's beer so hey ho.

I have concerns over my tent and the contents of.

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Idris Elba could be interesting

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Idris Elba could be interesting


He just plays records.

Declan McKenna is indeed on the bill and should be very good because he is very good.

Also keen to see Pale Waves and a few others.

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Idris Elba could be interesting

Oh, please run at him and then jump on his back and see if he moves/notices, or if he just keeps walking without breaking stride. It’s on my bucket list.

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2) touch a penguin
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Haven't had to take an exam in years, but just done a Microsoft one for Dynamics 365. I think the nerve wracking part was actually the proctored bit. This is where you take the test from home and someone watches you through the webcam, monitors your screen and listens through your mic. The rules are quite strict too -

- clear walls, ceiling or floor, so whiteboards, posters etc. I ended up taking the exam in my bedroom as it's the room with the least clutter. I still had to move all the Mario and skull stuff out though just in case it was questioned. This is all checked with a pan around the room via the webcam
- no breaks, no food and drink
- they take a photo of you and your ID via the webcam
- the door must be shut and if anyone else comes in the room, it's an automatic fail
- no reading the questions aloud
- they check your wrists for anything written on them and in my case, I had to hold my glasses up to the webcam and show both sides of them.
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Anyway, the fact I'm posting this in this thread rather gives away the fact that I passed.. woohoo :)


Phew.. had to go through all this again and it's no less nerve-wracking second time around. Thankfully a few of the questions were a doddle, so that's the exciting 'MB2-717 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales' exam passed.

It was harder to get my room clear this time.. I had twelve consoles on my bedroom floor for a start :D

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Well done!!!

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Thanks :) One more exam to go in a few weeks and then I can breathe easy for a bit.

In the meantime, I can pile stuff back into the bedroom so I don't trip over stuff on the stairs...
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Awesome! For some reason an exam in your own house, as they watch you via webcam, seem way more stressful than one in an exam hall!


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You could write the answers on your feet then bring them up on the other side of the desk next to the monitor.

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Awesome! For some reason an exam in your own house, as they watch you via webcam, seem way more stressful than one in an exam hall!


During the exam, you tend to forget about being watched, but it's the check-in that's the stressful part - as you're panning the laptop's webcam around the room, you convince yourself that they're going to find something to disapprove of and cancel your exam. So you end up going a little over the top and stripping the room bare. I take the exam sat on the bed (stripping most of the bedding off), as my bedroom is the least cluttered room of the house, but I still end up taking stuff like these out of the room too just to avoid any 'what the hell are they?' questions...
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Anyone who doesn’t know what they are does not deserve you taking their exam!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 22:06 
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Roxanne Roxanne is coming to Netflix in March. YASSSSS !!! F*****G YASSSSSSSSSSS !

As soon as I heard about this a couple of years back I have been desperate to see it. I had every Electro from 1-12, both Crucial and UK. Got a bit poo after that.

Back then though (early 80s) there was no internet. So you would buy these records from an importer and then wonder who these people were. Much the same with NWA really. Straight Outta Compton was dope, too.

Much excite !

Oh, and this is going to be my 'yay board'

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For my office at mum's. This is my exising board. It's exactly the same (blue switches though, not blacks like the new one) only it is 'Miami' and not 'French Fries'

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Probably the best present I have been given, ever.

About two weeks ago I uploaded a load of old photos I had scanned to Facebook, which I now use only for family. Any way, my aunt phoned my mum saying they had found some old Cine 8 reels and that we should go over and see them. Now back in the early 90s my uncle had some transferred to a VHS tape. However, it was all stuff we had seen before but was lovely to have. Today we went over and there were three with no labels on. My uncle opened them and began to unroll them a little and some pieces of paper fell out. So the first one said "Brands Hatch". Sure enough, it was bikes racing around a track with side cars, then cars racing. Then all of a sudden it cut and there was this tiny little kid bombing on his bike. then I realised it was me !!! I watched on and it was shot over our local park in 1979. I was riding on my first bike, then my brother and I were playing football, then it ended with me getting annoyed (because my brother kept pushing me over) and getting up riding my bike again.

The second one was labelled "C&D Sea.." and the rest was not legible. Turns out we had two rolls (so 10 mins) of our holiday in Spain four months before my dad died. Not only had we never seen these before, but we forgot that my dad had even taken the camera with him. Amazing. Seriously, amazing. he died four months later, and I guess my uncle found it too painful to go through all of the movies he and my uncle had shot, so ghosts were buried for nearly 40 years. I am taking them to a old gentleman I called today who is going to make them digital so I can watch them. A lot.

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